Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails: Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, June 22, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Only able to park in the lot off of Ferncroft road. The lot was decent sized. We were the first ones there at 5:30 so I'm unsure how early the lot fills up, but if you don't get a spot you'll either be waiting for someone to leave or adding several miles to your hike by having to park far far away 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: One near the bottom of Dicey's trail, easily crossable via either the logs that go across or the rocks on either side of the logs 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail was in good condition. Saw one downed pine tree but was small and easy to step over 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any today :( 
Bugs: HORRIBLE. Just horrible. Your skin is basically a fleshy sacrifice to the bug gods. My partner and I got absolutely eaten alive. Between the two of us we used almost an entire small bottle of bug spray, pretty much reapplying every mile. Some of the biggest mosquitos I've ever seen. They were bad from parking lot to parking lot. No break from them. We barely sat down or ate at either summit as it just wasn't worth it  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: Beautiful day for it. Went up blueberry ledges, wasn't anything too crazy if you have done other scrambles in the whites. Nice and dry today after a few days without rain. Beautiful clear day from the top. Continued on Rollins trail to meet up with Dicey's near Passaconaway. Decently tough accent the remaining distance on Dicey to the summit of Passaconaway. Wooded summit and decided not to do the view spur due to having had enough of the bugs by that point. Down Dicey trail back to the beginning. A tougher hike than I anticipated to be honest. The orientation of the elevation and the fact that the 2 mountains are very separate and you lose a lot of elevation between the 2 makes it a challenge to be sure. The bugs made the hike absolutely evil. But, alas, back at it again soon.  
Name: HikingDoctor 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-06-23 
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